Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych Sunday 16 February 2020
Coming up on Vox Nostra
It's nearly 'Early Music Month!' 'Music of times past' is pretty much what classical music traditions are all about, so today's early music performances hardly have the market cornered there. And an 'Early Music Revival' has been happening for longer than just the last decades of the 20th century--ever since the times of Schubert and Mendelssohn, we know that Bach was performed a century well after the composer was already dead.
So what is it about Early Music--or more precisely, Historically Informed Performance--that brings us back to Vox Nostra on Sunday mornings, and to concert after concert of Baroque, Renaissance, and medieval ensembles? It's all about the approach--about remembering that the music we now call 'Ancient' was once the hottest new thing on the block, and that what we seek in any performance is heartfelt expression and stylistic responsibility.
After all, isn't that what we expect from any excellent performance of music? Join Vlad as he kicks off Early Music Month, a month of celebrating everything we love about music in general--and Early Music in particular--as we count down to the 21st of March, Bach's birthday and the European Day of Early Music!
Vlad in concert with Carlos Nuñez, duet with hurdy-gurdy and gaita, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.
Vlad in concert, singing with Hesperion XXI, Santiago Cathedral, 22 Nov 2017.